I introduced House Bill 500, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, for one purpose: to protect opportunities for girls and women in sports — as was guaranteed by Title IX almost 50 years ago. Unfortunately, there are false narratives from opponents of this common-sense legislation. It’s time to set the record straight.


Barbara Ehardt

The bill clarifies that sports are based on biological sex, as they have always been. And just like students must verify their address or age to satisfy eligibility requirements, the bill allows students to verify their biological sex by one of three means: 1) physiological, 2) chromosomal and 3) hormonal.

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